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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by the right nurse attorney. 

Two of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. 

The first case happened on or about January 28, 2017. While employed as an LVN in a nursing home in Athens, the LVN documented and submitted nurse visit notes for eight (8) patients but failed to visit the patients.  Her  conduct was likely to injure  the patients  in  that  subsequent  care givers  would rely  on her documentation  to further administer  care to the patient.

The LVN not only admits to her mistake when summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She also failed to hire the right nurse attorney to handle her case. The result is a discipline suspension of her license.

The other case happened on or about November 2, 2017 to an LVN in Bedford. During the said time, the LVN disclosed the patient’s confidential health information to the patient’s employer without authorization. The LVN faxed a portion of the patient’s medical records to the patient’s employer. Further, the LVN admitted to her Nurse Manager and the Privacy Officer that she inadvertently faxed the patient’s medical records to the employer.

The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from use, accessing or disclosure of her confidential medical information without her  written  authorization and  constitutes  a violation  of HIP AA  (The  Health  Insurance Portability  and Accountability Act).

Because of the incident, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She admits to inadvertently sending the patient’s medical records  to the  patient’s  employer. The LVN further   states she contacted the patient’s employer, and asked them to shred the documents she sent.

The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to the suspension of her LVN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.